Giulio D'Ercole - Canvas Africa Productions
Photojournalist and Documentary Director Producer
This photo slide show was inspired by Nina Simone's live recording of her song "Tomorrow is my Turn". I particularly love this song since I believe its meaning can apply to the most of us. I edited it with photos I shot in Africa in the past years.
I produced this photo film for the International NGO Christian Blind Mission, in Meru County, in Kenya. The Photo film tells the urgency of mainstreaming the issue concerning People Living with Disabilities, probably the biggest and most vulnerable group in the world, especially in terms of nutrition and emergency response.
This is the trailer of a longer documentary (visible on my youtube channel) I shot and produced for the INGO ACORD, which analyses the dangers represented by the marginalization of vulnerable people in relation to HIV. The groups are ethnic minorities, Gay, Lesbians and Transvestites and Transgender, people living in remote areas, fishermen. Because of the silence and the lack of policies able to address their vulnerability and their specific needs they might be new entry points for the spread of HIV. The documentary was shot in Rwanda and Burundi.
This photo-video, "Before and After the Rain", with music from Fabrizio Sferra, is a personal recount of the rainy days in Rome. The photos taken in February 2014 would like to suggest the impressions I had of these days, when everything seemed to be seen from behind a glass hit by never handing rain drops, and the water of the River Tiber kept on growing like an unstoppable wave, flooding Rome with mixed dark feelings of gloominess, fascination and danger.
In Turkana County, Kenya, there is a general lack of awareness among communities and health service providers on issues related to disability. Often specialised services and care centres are not available to persons living with disabilities (PLWD), and their rights to equal opportunities are compromised. PLWDs are more vulnerable due to social exclusion, discrimination, sexual exploitation. lack of access to public amenities for people with physical, sensory or psychosocial disabilities is concerning.
This photo film produced for the International NGO CBM shows how the project implemented and facilitated by them sought to strengthen the capacity of existing health care systems, both at health facility and community levels, to improve the quality and accessibility of essential and emergency health and nutrition services. This project also improved systems of identification of PLWDs and strengthen referral mechanisms to specialised care centres.
This photo-film has been produced to showcase WorldVision International work and projects in Somalia. The photos and narration focus on the main areas of intervention of World Vision in the country: Health, Education, Food Security, Water and Sanitation, FGM, Peace Building and Child Protection. This photo film has been widely used by the NGO for internal and external communication in order to raise awareness on the country issues. It has also been of great help to the organization to fund raise for its programmes.
This photo film highlights the projects run by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Somaliland. This multimedia communication tool, used for fund and awareness raising, has been produced using text and interviews provided by Beatrice Spadacini, music, and still photos shot by Giulio D'Ercole. It is part of a three parts multimedia document that showcase NRC in the whole of Somalia.
This photo film was produced for UNHCR Kenya. I shot the photos in the two refugee camps of Dadaab and Kakuma in Northern Kenya. While the first one, the biggest refugee camp actually existing in Africa, hosts a population mainly coming from Somalia, the second one has refugees coming from the whole of Eastern Africa. People that fled their countries because of war, poverty, fear of retaliations from political opponents. In both camps refugees live a life suspended in a limbo, with little perspectives for the future and yet always hoping to migrate to other countries or to go back safely to their own. The photo film focuses on the particular aspect of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, a problem that children, women and even men face on a daily basis in the camps, because of lack of security, poverty and discrimination.